# Thread: Experience with V1 and metalized tints

1. ## Experience with V1 and metalized tints

Hi,
I got 15% Llumar tint put on my car last week. It's black in color, but is metalized. I drove around by the normal door openers to get an idea of how the tint degrades the signal. It hardly affects it at all. I'd say a 10% decrease. That's not enough for me to go off and pay \$400 for ceramic tints! I'm a happy boy .
Peace!

2. Its supposed to affect laser detection and the accuracy of the arrows.

3. ## Re: Experience with V1 and metalized tints

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4. /\ /\ /\ Nice and techy post there mate!

Some *BEEP* good info.

5. ## Re: Experience with V1 and metalized tints

Originally Posted by MEM-TEK
The beauty of the Llumar tint is that it takes much longer to fade compared to most non-metalized tints. Lets address your perceived reduction in range. Radar, just like light and all other radiation, follows the inverse square law with regards to its intensity at different distances from the source. 15% tinting is equivalent to 85% transmission. Luckily, this applies to radar as well since Llumar uses an extraordinarily thin aluminum metalized coat on the tint substrate. Thus...

Sqrt(0.85) / Sqrt(1) = 0.92 / 1 = 92% of the detector's original range.

Sqrt, above, means to take the square root of the number in "()".
So to summarize:

Sqrt of (100 - "Your Tint") / 1

6. ^whats the point of dividing by 1?

7. ## Re: Experience with V1 and metalized tints

Originally Posted by MEM-TEK
15% tinting is equivalent to 85% transmission.
I think 15% tint = letting 15% of the light through.

5% is considered Limo Tint and is quite dark.

8. Originally Posted by whiterabbit05
^whats the point of dividing by 1?
Because its fun.

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10. Thanks for the reply. The tint I have is 15% transmission. So, 39% of the range .

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